Queen's Delight



Queen's delight is a plant. The root is used as medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take queen's delight to treat liver disease, gallbladder disorders, skin diseases, constipation, bronchitis, and hoarseness (laryngitis). It is also used to cause vomiting and as a “blood purifier.”

Some people apply queen's delight directly to the affected area to treat skin diseases and hemorrhoids.

How it works

There isn't enough information to know how queen's delight might work.


Not Proven
Digestive disorders
Blood purification


Liver disease
Gallbladder disease
Causing vomiting
Hemorrhoids, when applied directly
Skin diseases, when applied directly
Other conditions



Queen's delight might be UNSAFE when used by mouth or applied to the skin. It contains chemicals that might cause cancer. It might also activate viruses harbored in the body.Queen's delight is very irritating and can cause swelling wherever it comes in contact with the body such as the skin, mouth, throat, and digestive tract. It can also cause vomiting, diarrhea, and nausea. In large amounts, queen's delight may cause a burning sensation of the mouth and throat, painful urination, aches and pains, itching, rash, cough, depression, fatigue, and sweating.



Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It'sUNSAFEto take queen's delight by mouth if you arepregnantorbreast-feeding, especially if you are using fresh root instead of dried root. It's alsoUNSAFEto apply queen's delight directly to the skin.Dosing considerations for Queen's Delight.

Stomach and intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) conditions: Don't use queen's delight if you have GI irritation or swelling (inflammation), nausea, or vomiting.


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